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by bohri
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read
Replies: 17
Views: 3773

Re: Keepers of the Faith - A Novel - Must Read

Udaipuri bhai: I commend Ajmeri's effort, as you say, to attempt to bring the issue to light to a wider public. The phrase 'wider public' to me means you, me and those critical of the Kothar. The book's conceptual plot plays out in real terms in hundreds of Bohra homes daily. Lives have been torn a...
by bohri
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan
Replies: 67
Views: 31016

Re: Ashara 1439 - Karachi, Pakistan

The arrival of Muffadal in Karachi is a reenactment of another entrance thirteen hundred years ago in Damascus. That of a ruler, who in the name of religious leadership, enjoyed his powerful seat to live a life of debauchery. He too loved self glorification. Like Muffadal, he too distorted the Origi...
by bohri
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.
Replies: 1321
Views: 313187

Re: Practice Of Female Circumcision Among Bohra Muslims.

Thank you for you voice of reason, Biradar. So much time and energy is spent debating and researching ancient text down to the context, verse, word and even syllable level, when in fact we need to recognize them as point in time documents, relevant during that period. Scientific progress enables us ...
by bohri
Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Moharrum and Ashara 2015
Replies: 817
Views: 160937

Re: Ashara Oppression 2015

scanning at mumbai centers is outsourced to some job work local firm. the staff which does job are hindus and mumins now gets greeted by hindu boys and girls contarary to local jammat ayyan I dont see this as a big issue, Hindu is better than those corrupt kothari who sells Quranic teachings for mo...
by bohri
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Quad johar son arrested
Replies: 60
Views: 17936

Re: Quad johar son arrested

They tell you to live like Hussain. This "leader" was performing an act of respect for the family of the prophet according to Shia beliefs, a brave action, knowing that persecution awaited him under Wahabi oppression. Such valour, followed by defiance in spite of imprisonment and persecution was an ...
by bohri
Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015
Replies: 1215
Views: 287740

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics) - 2015

The height of 'gel punnuh' . Bohras - when will you wake up ?
by bohri
Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Zehra Cyclewala Thunderstorms the Dais' Devrhi in Surat
Replies: 94
Views: 24261

Re: Zehra Cyclewala Thunderstorms the Dais' Devrhi in Surat

Shaukat - thank you for telling this inspiring story of Zehraben. I was lucky enough to meet her a few years ago and like you was awed by her bravery.
by bohri
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: What is happening in your Jamat?
Topic: Resignation from Tampa Jamaat
Replies: 20
Views: 5977

Re: Resignation from Tampa Jamaat

This is definitely a step in the right direction. an independant bohra society away from the evils and wrong doings of the goondas of the jamaat and yet preserving our inherent bohra culture and traditions. Other places in u.s. and the west should follow suit.. Reformists have been running these ja...
by bohri
Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Shikar in Zambia
Replies: 261
Views: 42671

Re: Shikar in Zambia

Disgusting
Despicable
Shameful
Shameless
Cruel

Just a few words to describe the Mr. Muffadal's behaviour.
by bohri
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: My view of the so called "progressives"
Replies: 20
Views: 4561

Re: My view of the so called "progressives"

progressives are ungrateful and delusional bunch of people whose job is to whine on everything happening in dawoodi bohra community. Actually, progressives have very little reasons to whine, because they are not subject to any practices that they do not truly believe in. The majority of contributor...
by bohri
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: They don't even give Deeni Taalim for free
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

Re: They don't even give Deeni Taalim for free

Dear AgnosticIndian, That was my point. Majority of Bohras are happy, no clamour to be exhorted. They finance the goons to bully them. As for madrasas and even purchase of Holy books, perhaps there are legitimate costs and therefore have associated fees. If Bohras feel that those fees have already b...
by bohri
Sat Jun 07, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: They don't even give Deeni Taalim for free
Replies: 15
Views: 3494

Re: They don't even give Deeni Taalim for free

So its time again to pay the fees for Madarasa. Always wondered that why after collecting wajebat etc in crores from us, they don't provide even the basic Madarsa education for free. Even the books are not free. What's more even Quran doesn't come free. I remember long time back I wanted to get the...
by bohri
Sat May 31, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Reformists’ Ziyarat Tour
Replies: 73
Views: 13685

Re: Reformists’ Ziyarat Tour

Congratulations to all who participated in this event and to the organizers. Saiffuddin Bhai and Zehra Ben, we indebted to you for your leadership and bravery. You have demonstrated that action is the key to freedom. Bohri brothers and sisters, your actions will count. Even baby steps such as refusi...
by bohri
Fri May 09, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Kothar under screening in Saudi Arabia. Muffy Cancels Umra
Replies: 21
Views: 6197

Re: Kothar under screening in Saudi Arabia. Muffy Cancels Um

They should be handcuffed and taken out in procession so we could dance to our joy at their going to behind the bars and we could live our lives in peace and harmony away from their deadly fangs. Rebel - why wait for one corrupt government to handcuff another corrupt system? Stay true to your name ...
by bohri
Thu May 01, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The state of Bohras today
Replies: 176
Views: 30308

Re: The state of Bohras today

I will send it definitely to all leading Islamic institutions, but someone should edit it first, for the great cause I fail to see your objective. Why do the Bohras need an outside party to help liberate them? The answer is so simple. STOP financing the bullies. No matter how many fatwas or threats...
by bohri
Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The state of Bohras today
Replies: 176
Views: 30308

Re: The state of Bohras today

Modern and moderate Bohras living in the west enjoy liberal living standards sans std, ridahs, regular markaz visits etc. etc. whilst quietly paying their way into children's misaaq, parent burials and the right to be included in family and friends guest lists. Yet reform is a dirty word for them. H...
by bohri
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: KOTHARI GOONDA RAJ!!
Replies: 37
Views: 9578

Re: KOTHARI GOONDA RAJ!!

First of all, good to see you back as always!

And secondly, very sorry to hear of this harassment. How shameless is the Kothar and shamefully they behaved.p
by bohri
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: The state of Bohras today
Replies: 176
Views: 30308

Re: Had enough

prominent members went underground just shows they were self centered and they were looking for their own leadership, even after repeatedly asking to badri and other members no answers has been passed on. prog chapter is over, now the dawoodi bohra them self has to do something, and take this strug...
by bohri
Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics)
Replies: 2215
Views: 383251

Re: woman status in muffadal saiffudin raj

bohrabhai wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t88DO58iDDQ
Dawoodi Bohra Women and Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS
Good kindergarten material.
by bohri
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: How Does The Bohra Priesthood Justify Their Own Ayyashi.
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: How Does The Bohra Priesthood Justify Their Own Ayyashi.

GM. - They would justify Ayyeshi as following in the footsteps of the Fatemid leaders, who apparently lived in palaces and enjoyed luxuries of fiefdom too. Remember our friend Aqs?
by bohri
Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Bohra SMS Duniya
Replies: 2710
Views: 525686

Re: Bohri SMS Duniya

Of topic: Can someone who actually knows what the are talking about, perhaps ghulam Mohammed, actually tell me why the progressives left or direct me to an article which says that, because I am really confused, from some people I get the impression they want to come back but on their own terms, whi...
by bohri
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Spying on Mumineen
Replies: 36
Views: 7485

Re: Spying on Mumineen

The more I learn, the more I appreciate my parents actions forty years ago in defying the Kothar and joining the reform movement. We had barat declared on us, were barred from the mosque during Muharram and our entire extended family stopped all relations with us overnight. My mother stood fast, did...
by bohri
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Muffy celeberate the birthday!!!
Replies: 169
Views: 26221

Re: Muffy celeberate the birthday!!!

It was SMB salgira I understand. Can someone confirm?
When asked celebrate the deceased birthday, abdes reply "don't we celebrate The Prophet's Milad?".
by bohri
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: PDB Mission Statement
Replies: 54
Views: 7607

Re: About Us - Update

Hey Adam - your tone sounds like you are vying for the #54 role. As AZ has rightly said, we owe you and your masters nothing.
by bohri
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Back to basic Nasihat
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Back to basic Nasihat

A small diversion from topics of today, but hopefully a reminder that there was a lot of good in our community. Many of us are getting so cynical and sceptical that we are choosing to opt out rather than strive to return to our rightful heritage of a wise, peaceful, trustworthy and kind community. T...
by bohri
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Deedar
Replies: 17
Views: 3038

Re: Deedar

How is that different from this?

http://youtu.be/wGtLVLd4qm4
by bohri
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: I will be visiting udaipur oct 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 2846

Re: I will be visiting udaipur oct 2014

Can you please explain who you (M Taha) are?
by bohri
Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Khuzema Qutbuddin (and related topics)
Replies: 2529
Views: 486673

Re: Khuzema Qutbuddin (and related topics)

SKQ may be less evil than SMS, but he is still a chip off the old block. The way HBQ goes on about sajda, misaaq, STS and SMB leaves very little hope for any real change. I would rather hear him address issues on raza, opression, tax coersion and women's status than all this mumbo jumbo about haq an...
by bohri
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics)
Replies: 2215
Views: 383251

Re: Mufaddal Saifuddin (and related topics)

Very sorry to hear of your loss DB-MUMBAIKER and for such a senseless cause too. May you find sabre and may his soul rest in peace.
by bohri
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Bohras and Reform
Topic: A Manifesto on behalf of the Dawoodi Bohra Community
Replies: 33
Views: 7304

Re: A Manifesto on behalf of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

The manifesto echoes the wishes of most ordinary Bohras, who want to live in peace and harmony, practice their religion and not be bullied. It is an ask for a most basic need, and not a dream of living in Utopia. In truth, Bohras enjoyed such communal lives throughout their history and up to the tim...